IRE Dictionary of Electronics Terms and Symbols Compiled from IRE Standards - 1961
During the past 18 years, The Institute of Radio Engineers, through its Technical Committees and its Standards Committee, has produced 37 IRE Standards dealing with electronics terminology and symbology. Over the years these Standards have appeared singly in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IRE and, prior to 1949, as separate pamphlets. This Dictionary brings together under one cover all the definitions and symbols which were contained in those Standards and were still in force in December, 1959.
The first part of the Dictionary provides an alphabetical list of approximately 3700 technical terms and their IRE Standard definitions. The code number in parentheses at the end of each definition identifies the Standard from which it was taken and corresponds to the list of Standards and their numbers given in the following section. Some terms are used in more than one field and consequently have been defined in more than one IRE Standard. Where the definitions differ, each is listed under a separate entry with the term repeated.
The second part of the Dictionary comprises reprints of five IRE Standards dealing with letter and graphical symbols. The material appears, therefore, in five sections, as indicated in the Table of Contents.